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The Calm Before the Hurricane

It's scary knowing a Hurricane is coming your way especially when the weather reports have been changing by the hour. I've been through several Hurricanes in Florida but Dorian is turning out to be the most unpredictable and, at this time, devastating to the Bahamas.

Touring Key West

The view of the port in Key West from the cruise ship.

Even with the overcast weather, Key West was a blast to explore. We had no excursions or tours booked. All we knew is that we wanted to visit Duval Street, grab some local seafood for lunch, and then make our way to the Southernmost Point. The typical tourist things.

Family Weekend

It was a fun-filled weekend with my family. My parents arrived on Friday afternoon so we all went out for dinner in the evening and then walked around the Light Up Nona Art Festival.

Hammock Beach Resort

Vacationing at Hammock Beach Resort a few weekends ago was a retreat of a lifetime! It was luxurious, relaxing, fun with coworkers/friends, and all around an experience that exceeded my expectations.

Resort Style

Right before we left for Mexico I found this cute fringed kimono at Target and knew I had to have it. The lightweight material along with the floppy hat made a comfortable outfit perfect for exploring the shops in the Playa del Carmen village and then heading to the pool at our resort to relax.

Easter Weekend Getaway

We made our way over to Daytona Beach on Friday afternoon for a little weekend getaway. Not your typical Easter weekend but we both felt like some sunshine and relaxing were in order.

We checked into our hotel around 3pm and got settled admiring the ocean view from our room before heading out to explore.


We met up with some friends who were also visiting from Orlando and walked and walked (in the wrong direction) to go to a local Tiki Hut Beach Bar but finally made it there to grab a cold one. #Tourists.

After relaxing the feet for a bit, I browsed through some of the cute beach shops and even got a little airbrushed outfit for Lola.

In the evening we found this gem of a restaurant with the best rooftop seating area to hang out and enjoy the views.

Saturday morning was overcast so we had a slow but relaxing start to the day with some coffee and breakfast at the hotel. The sun started making her appearance so we decided to go for a 2-mile walk on the beach towards where all the shops and restaurants are.

 We stopped in Sloppy Joe's for a beverage and some coconut shrimp and then the heavens came pouring down so we were stuck there until the sun came out again.

Once the sun was out it turned into the most gorgeous day to walk around the Daytona beach boardwalk and just explore.

The last stop was at Ocean Deck for an early dinner and some live music. We were worn out with all the walking and a little too much sun so we went back to the hotel to call it a day.

I slept for almost 12 hours on Saturday night. Blame that on the comfy bed, blackout curtains, and of course all the sun we took in the day before. In fact I was looking like quite the lobster. 

On Sunday the weather was perfect to enjoy some sunshine by the pool before checking out of the hotel. We made one final stop for lunch at Ocean Deck before making the drive back home in the afternoon.

It was the perfect little getaway even though we didn't celebrate Easter but the relaxing, sunshine & change of scenery was just what the doctor ordered.

Joint the lovely Biana for her weekend linkup.

Beach Please

I mentioned earlier this week that we decided to do something different this weekend instead of hosting our usual Easter dinner for friends. It didn't take a lot of convincing to get K to agree to a beach getaway, especially since he had enough hotel points to cover our accommodations. As much as we love enjoying the company of friends, I think we're both a little exhausted from our work schedules and really need a break to relax.

I think everyone knows I'm a beach baby at heart and love all the beach fashion, accessories, and the essentials for a beach trip.

Of course bikinis are one of my favorite things to shop for and Target has been bringing out some impressively cute styles for an affordable price.

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Beach Coverups
Most of these coverups are from Kohl's and I've noticed they've also recently stepped up their game in the swimwear and beachwear department.
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 Other Beach Essentials

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

We're on our way to enjoy some sweet sunshine and much needed R&R.